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manhattan's famous neighborhoods. jim nance stops by studio 57 today, talking hoops, history and the hottest teams in the nfl. >> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> these so-called right to work laws they don't have to do with economics. they have everything to do with politics. what they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money. >> big labor braces for defeat in michigan. >> poised to become the most unionized right to work state. >> if this law passes it means if you're looking for work you wouldn't be forced to joan a union. >> police are estimating 10,000 protesters will be here around the capitol. >> it's not about more jobs. it's trying to reduce the middle class even further. severe weather including a possible tornado has damaged dozens of mobile homes in central florida. >> we're devastated about the whole thing. >> similar scenes in alabama, trees knocked into homes. >> oh my god. a member of the navy's
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elegal s.e.a.l. team six killed in afghanistan during a weekend rescue mission, identified as nicolas checque. >> serving his country that's what he wanted to do. witnesses say a killer in manhattan vanished. cell phones provided nearly free of charge. new zealand's driving dogs are back but for this time the dog drove the car by itself. danny woodhead had the ball punched out, in the lands of lloyd, touchdown! complete domination by brady and the patriots. >> and all that matters. >> i was recently taken in a provocative photo but i was sitting on santa's lap. >> and you should have seen the smile on santa's face. >> manny pacquiao was knocked
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out. >> after romney told pacquiao you lost for the same reason i did, young hispanics. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." some of you the dramatic moments in labor union have been in michigan. this morning passing a right to work law. >> authorities are bracing for thousands of angry protesters planning to challenge the law, which could have an impact in other union heavy states across the nation. elaine quijano is at the state capitol in lansing, michigan. elaine, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the protests here in michigan first popped up last week and only expected to get bigger. in fact, so many teachers took personal leave to be here today that two school districts in the detroit metro area were forced to cancel classes. >> hey, hey, ho, ho, right to
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work has got to go! >> reporter: at michigan state capitol, they're planning to return today in record numbers. protesters determined to defend one of the biggest union strongholds in the country. >> i think that will be historical if 10,000 people do show up. >> reporter: at issue michigan's right to work legislation which would make it illegal to force workers to join unions or pay dues. republican lawmakers pushed the measure through last week without any debate, sparking widespread outbreak. >> right to work has got to go! >> reporter: even president obama weighed in at a detroit truck factory monday. >> these right to work don't have anything to do with economics. they have everything to do with politics. what they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money. >> reporter: advocates insist the measure is about attracting jobs and in a recent poll, 54% of michigan voters said they generally support right to work laws. >> it will create competition
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within the unions and give better customer service to the union brothers. >> reporter: but opponents call it a deceptive attempt to chip away at organized labor. >> it's not about more jobs, this legislation is trying to reduce the middle class even further. >> reporter: 23 other stits already have right to work laws, mostly in the south and west. michigan is one of the most heavily unionized states, 17.5% of workers are members. similar battles have boiled over in indiana and wisconsin. republican governor rick snyder is a reluctant supporter of the legislation. >> i'm not happy about being in this situation but given it's here i'm going to do what's best for the citizens of michigan my customers. >> reporter: the republicans will take final action on the bill today. governor rick snyder pledged to sign the legislation. back to you.
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>> elaine quijano thank you. the president was in michigan to rally support for his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff and with just 21 days left until the deadline, a new gallup poll shows most americans want congress to compromise on spending and tax cuts. 70% say republicans and democratic leaders should make a deal now, up eight points since last week. major garrett is at the white house covering the fiscal talks. good morning. >> reporter: good morning and good morning to our viewers out west. one thing has been agreed upon in the fiscal cliff talks, not to discuss the details. many look at this bipartisan silence and see an encouraging sign but white house and congressional sources tell me that while the atmosphere around these talks is positive between the president and speaker john boehner, when it gets to the underlying details, progress is maddeningly slow. president obama telephoned senate majority leader harry reid monday while rob nabors huddled for a second day in a
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row aide to speaker john boehner. no discernible progress toward breaking the fiscal cliff stalemate. mr. obama left that drama behind and told supporters in suburban detroit the fiscal cliff is serious business. >> if congress doesn't act soon, meaning in the next few weeks, starting on january 1st, everybody's going to see their income taxes go up. >> reporter: boehner and house republicans want to preserve all the bush era tax rates due to expire at year's end, shielding everyone from a tax increase. mr. obama wants to raise them for households earning more than $250,000 a year. he has so far resisted gop demands for spending cuts to health care or education. >> i'm not going to have a situation where the wealthiest among us, including folks like me, get to keep all our tax breaks and then we're asking students to pay higher student loans. >> reporter: even so, democrats worry mr. obama might cave to
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republicans, their biggest fear, the president will do what he considered in 2011, raise the eligibility age for medicare, a top house democrat monday warned the white house to tread lightly. >> now that would save a lot of money for the federal government and look good on the balance sheet but he's not going to vote for it and i'm not going to vote for it. >> reporter: this is a big part of the story to come. if there's a deal that's a huge break-through but lawmakers still have to vote for it and democrats oppose large structural cuts to medicare and most republicans oppose income tax rates on the so-called wealthy. that's why lawmakers were told not to make big fiscal travel plans because the crisis could go to new year's eve. >> political director john dickerson joins us. how does a unionized state like michigan become a right to work state and what does it say about the politics of the country today? >> well, it becomes a right to work state by having a
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legislature that's dominated by republicans, and this is, it's extraordinary. we just had an election which both candidates on both sides talked about the big themes in this country and so you might think that politics might have stopped and settled for a moment or maybe that politics is around the fiscal cliff but the right to work question has been a central part of the conservative movement that has been pushing regardless of presidential elections and this is a big victory for conservative forces who have been pushing for this in michigan right at the heart of the union movement. >> but the president won michigan in the general election. >> doesn't matter. president won michigan and not only that, union forces tried to put a measure on the ballot which the president is bringing all votes to forestall just what's happening right now and that measure lost at the ballot box. what we're seeing is forces that are basically totally delinked from the presidential race, from the presidential forces and you know, conservatives took a pounding at the presidential level, but here they've been pushing and they're about to get a victory here at the state level. >> let's turn to the fiscal
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cliff. we heard major garrett report that progress is maddeningly slow. there's been so much attention on republicans and whether john boehner will go for tax revenues but getting the democrats to agree to entitlement cuts may be harder as you heard some of the democrats say. >> well, it depends. the big prize is still finding some way to get conservative republicans to vote with john boehner but you're right. this is the reason that all the details are in secret is because negotiators are kind of suggesting and hinting at ways they may bend and flex but the reason they never want any details to get public is that if one side is going to bend, they're going to expect the other side to bend, too, and only until everybody get their bending sort of alined can they present them to their sides because the minute democrats hear entitlements will be touched they'll want to know what they're getting in return. same with republicans. so you're right the same dynamic is in play. republicans say if we're going to raise tax rates what are we going to get in return. democrats say raising tax rates
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isn't much of a prize. we won the election. if you're asking us to do these big cuts -- >> what would happen if the president said to john boehner, this is where i will cut education and entitlements and medicare, what would the republicans do then? >> well, he's saying that in a way in these negotiations. what they need is basically enough to give john boehner something he can go back and sell to his republicans and boehner can't go too far on tax rates because he knows the further he goes on raising tax rates, the bigger a prize he'll need on entitlements and democrats say wait a minute, this isn't a prize. this is people's benefits that go to people, real americans and that's the question here. john boehner needs something big that he can take back to republicans that he can say look, yes, i know you don't want to raise tax rates. >> what is big enough? >> two things, one, size, numbers, dollars. he needs a big number that he can say this is a huge amount of savings we're getting here. the other thing is symbolic and that's what's interesting about
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raising the eligibility age. that has taken on a big, symbolic value and so something like that might be something cosell. >> john boehner wants $600 billion in health savings, the president wants $350 billion, we'll end up somewhere in between. john dickerson thank you. a navy s.e.a.l. is making his final journey home. petty officer first class nicolas checque was killed saturday trying to rescue a doctor in afghanistan. david martin is at the pentagon. >> reporter: petty officer first class nicolas checque came home for the final time last night, his flag-draped casket arriving at dover air force base in delaware. nicolas checque had been a navy s.e.a.l. for eight years, ever since he was 20 years old. single and from monroeville, pennsylvania, just outside
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pittsburgh he had served in iraq and afghanistan and risen to the peak of his warrior profession as a member of s.e.a.l. team six, but his life ended last saturday night when he was shot in the head as s.e.a.l. team six rescued an american medical worker, dilip joseph, from taliban kidnappers. joseph and two afghan staff members of morningstar development were seized wednesday on the mountains east of kabul. the taliban released the two afghans but were demanding a $100,000 ransom for joseph, a price morningstar development could not afford to pay. the two afghans told the american military joseph was being abused by his captors with slaps to the head. that convinced general john allen, the top commander in afghanistan, to order the rescue mission before the taliban could transport joseph into pakistan beyond the reach of u.s. forces. on saturday night checque and other members of the s.e.a.l.
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team six squad ron conducted a helicopter assault on a mountain hideout 50 miles from the pakistani border. checque was killed in the firefight. seven seven talibans were killed. joseph was unharmed. he is a most celebrated war but comes at a price. since 9/1165 s.e.a.l.s have been killed, most in afghanistan. we have new information this morning on the condition of former south african president nelson mandela, spent the last three days, three nights in a military hospital. mark phillips is pretoria, south afri africa. >> reporter: the latest medical bulletin is brief and reassuring. mandela is suffering from a chest infection, he's being treated to are that here at this military hospital in pretoria and we're told he's responding
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to that treatment. he's exactly the kind of infection he had almost precisely two years ago when he was hospitalized in johannesburg and then allowed to return home to recover. the medical bulletin today has not said how long mandela will stay in this hospital, or where he'll go afterwards, either back to johannesburg or back to his homeville nlg village at kunu,s known to preferred to live. for "cbs this morning" i'm mark phillips in pretoria. in this country federal agents arrested 25 people monday along the pacific coast near los angeles. they were coming ashore in a type of fishing boat often used tokers smuggle drugs. were told not to make in the war on drugs has shifted from land to blea nrats. with the coast guard to see the new front line. >> reporter: when a coast guard helicopter spotted this mexican fishing boat loaded with marijuana, the drug smugglers started tossing bales of pot into the ocean. these waters off the california
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coast are now one of the prime drug routes from mexico to the u.s. >> this is challenging for us, as this increase goes up, we're trying to step up our game. >> reporter: admiral carl schultz says intercepting drugs has always been part of the coast guard's mission but never this widespread or this dangerous. last week one of his guardsmen was killed when a mexican drug boat rammed an inflatable coast guard boat off the coast of santa barbara. >> they're dangerous folks working for dangerous organizations looking to conduct illegal activity in our waters. >> reporter: better security at the land border between the u.s. and mexico has pushed the cartels to the water. they often hire mexican fisherman who load their boats known as pangas with up to 8,000 pounds of pot. >> they're doing the work of the drug cartel which controls this smuggling car for and so they're being offered a large amount of money to smuggle drugs. >> reporter: in the past year,
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authorities seized 102,000 pounds of marijuana off the california coast. that's nearly five times as much as the year before. >> roger, 99, clear. >> reporter: the coast guard is having to quickly adapt to larger drug boats that are able to travel greater distances. >> there could be two people on board, there could be eight to ten people on board, just depending on what operation that they're carrying out at that particular time. >> reporter: you have to respond to almost anything. >> absolutely. >> reporter: in 2008, drug runners were landing in san diego. by 2010 as far north as los angeles and this year they have moved nearly 400 miles up the coast to beach town no one ever thought would be on a drug route. because the drug smugglers are heading further north and further offshore they're often sending two boats, one for the drugs and one for fuel. sometimes they off-load the drugs on the pleasure boats hoping to get to shore undetected. >> it's a cat and mouse game but you know, we don't give up.
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>> reporter: because every day there are more boats headed north filled with drugs. for "cbs this morning" ben tracy, los angeles. and tornadoes are causing trouble down south. look at this. funnel cloud caught on tape in edgewater, florida, east of orlando, earlier yesterday another tornado hit birmingham, alabama. this homeowner was describing that storm when his roof fell in. >> i could see the funnel cloud coming toward the house. we were just terrified. we had dogs, she was in the cage -- oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god. y'all okay? y'all okay? >> oh my goodness. there were no injuries reported in birmingham. meanwhile in the midwest, the story is snow, and lots of it. the first major storm of the season dumped up to 16 inches from minnesota to oklahoma.
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at least two people were killed in storm-related road accidents. of this morning's headlines. "the washington post" says the british bank will pay $1.9 billion to settle a money laundering case. in the united states federal investigators claim hsbc transferred billions of dollars for countries like iran and did business with mexican drug cartels. company officials say they accept responsibility for past mistakes. "the new york times" says top officials in afghan government was shot on her way to work. her predecessor also murdered less than six months ago. the "wall street journal" reports delta airlines is close to a deal to buy 49% of virgin atlantic airways, that would give delta a wider network of flights and more space at heath row, london's main airport. delta would pay singapore airlines 300 million to $500 million for the stake. google avoided paying about $2 billion worldwide income taxes last year.
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the company moved nearly $10 billion in overseas profits to bermuda, where there is no,, good morning. heading out, grab the jacket. it's chilly in spots. overlooking san jose now not a bad start to the day at all. we have mostly clear skies, some patchy, dense fog in the valleys and fog at the coast.temperatures in the 30s and 40s now, this afternoon 50s and 60s. rain overnight and tomorrow morning. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by kay jewelers, every kiss begins with kay.
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i man murdered in broad daylight execution style. >> no one's seen the person that did it. whoever did it was like, you know, he was a ghost. >> this morning we'll ask former nypd insider john miller about the search for the gunman. and college basketball's greatest spectacle turns 75, and the ncaa is having a big celebration. jim nance. cbs sports remembers some of the legendary games, teams, players and coaches from march madness on "cbs this morning."
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. it's 7:26. i'm frank mallicoat. get you updated now on some bay area headlines on this tuesday. a crime scene tech now on its way to hayward. an apartment building burned this morning. neighbors say the fire started when someone threw something through a window at 4 a.m. no injuries. one person is in the hospital after a car went over a 400-foot cliff in daly city this morning. another passenger is okay able
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to get out of the car. it happened on 35 near olympic way. traffic was a mess but everything is open now. another executive quits his job at the port of oakland after an independent investigation into expenses charged to the port. the probe found dozens of employees put questionable charges on the port credit cards. got your traffic and rain on the way coming up. ,, ,,,,,,
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good morning. a live look at the bay bridge, it's backed up solidly through the may see this morning. there is a stall reported near the metering lights so that's not helping the commute about 20 to 25 minutes to get on the bay bridge. the nimitz 880 through oakland looks good towards downtown.
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and once again a dense fog advisory issued by chp for portions of eastern contra costa. >> patchy fog out there now out the door. watch out for that especially in some of the interior valleys. but yeah, looks like the 30s and 40s right now. by the afternoon, only in the 50s and 60s. increasing clouds chance of rain is on the way. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom.
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prohibits me from taking on another full-time job. so the senate would be perfect. >> nailed that. >> that's great. welcome back, everybody, to "cbs this morning." we turn now to a story in new york. violent crime in busy midtown manhattan is a fraction of what it used to be. so it was a shock here yesterday when a man was shot and killed in broad daylight. >> it happened outside a school a few steps from carnegie hall, central park, and a major shopping district. as terrell brown reports, it all happened with no warning. >> reporter: witnesses describe the killing as a cold-blooded execution. >> one loud shot. we were all standing here, and we were all scared to death. we looked down the block, we saw the guy on the floor. >> reporter: at around 2:00 p.m. on tuesday, this busy intersection in midtown came to a standstill when the gunman wearing a dark coat and hooded sweatshirt came up behind 31-year-old brandon lincoln woodard who police say was visiting new york from los
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angeles. investigators believe the gunman fired what appeared to be a silver semiautomatic pistol. the bullet struck woodard in the head. >> when i seen him, i seen blood coming out of the face. >> reporter: delivery truck driver david mirambeau was steps away when the shooting occurred. >> he wasn't there right away. he was still shaking and -- that's when i called the cops. >> reporter: after killing woodard, the gunman calmly walked toward an awaiting getaway vehicle, got in, and drove off, quickly blending into the bustling new york city traffic. the area is teeming with tourists and is close to popular sites like times square and central park. in the chaos that followed, none of the witnesses were able to catch a glimpse of the killer. >> no one seen the person that did it. whoever did it was like, you know -- he was a ghost. >> reporter: woodard was pronounced dead at a local hospital just minutes after the shooting. police are now examining
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surveillance video and believe the shooting is the work of a professional. for "cbs this morning," terrell brown, new york. >> senior correspondent former nypb deputy commissioner. good morning. what does the m.o. tell you? >> it tells you someone was working on this for a while. you have a individual, brandon lincoln woodard, walking down the street. he's a 31-year-old law student from los angeles. he's a graduate of loyola, now in their law school. he's texting on one device, he's got another phone. as the killer walks up behind him, he glances back and sees the guy coming up behind him. there's no recognition there. the guy is wearing a black hooded -- hoodie. so he goes back to his texting. at that point the killer closes the distance quickly, puts the one shot in his head, and then not running, walking very deliberately, goes another 20 yards, gets into a silver lincoln mkz. and this is the part that tells
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you these guys were pretty cool about it. they got stopped at the light. they stayed in traffic. they calmly made the right on to 7th avenue and disappeared into midtown traffic. so these were -- this was probably not their first outing. >> after 9/11, new york has changed a lot in terms of security, security cameras. how is that going to help in this investigation and about who this gunman is that it looked like he was carrying out a hit on this guy? >> you know, it's helping already. but it could help enormously. so you've got two layers here. one you've got the security cameras on the block. these are just good cameras. they're not smart cameras. but they're there. so you see the actual murder on these video cameras. >> wow. >> but because of the hood and the shadowing, you don't get a good image of the gunman's face. now they're working to find other cameras and enhance that. but the network that you're talking about is when they make that right turn, if somebody even got a partial plate, they can -- they can alert that network of nypd security
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cameras. in a network of cameras that have license plate recognition. they can say, well, we can see where that car was before the murder. we can see where the car went after the murder. that's part of what they're trying to put together now. >> is it likely they'll be able to identify the license plate? >> well, if they have a partial, they certainly have the make, year, and model of the car. they already have a head start on trying to figure that out. so it's a possibility. but i think what you have here, charlie, is this is a very interesting individual in terms of the victim. you've got a kid from los angeles who's in law school, but you've also got a 31-year-old man who has arrests for robbery, drugs, for assault, who had a run-in with usher's bodyguards during a concert in las vegas that resulted in an arrest including him being charged. >> leads to motive -- >> once they have motive, that will quickly probably lead detectives to the who but knowiknow knowing and proving is two different things. it's a brazen crime. >> like "csis" john miller on
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thanks. the ncaa men's basketball tournament turns 75 this spring. cbs sports ncaa are celebrating those 75 years of march madness. starting today you can find their list on line of the top 75 all-time march madness players. the top 25 all-time teams, and the top 35 march madness
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moments. here are some of our favorites -- [ buzzer ] >> the moments are almost too many to count. the stars too great to forget. every year a flesh flurry of battle-weary underclassmen scramble for college basketball's top prize. in the 60-14 battle royale march madness. the contest that grips the nation for a month of nail-biting buzzer beaters and underdog heroics not for the faint of heart. ncaa basketball has never lacked for high drama. >> called a time-out -- >> jordan from outside. laettner as time ran out. the team and a coach who never gave up. >>. >> they won it! >> the real-life hoosier.
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the 1979 upset of indiana powerhouse amidst the first clash of the sport's two titans. a team of davids that pass, pass, and struck down their goliath. and another lifted in the winning moments of round one. >> the 15th seed -- >> the champions crowned and a sigh of relief. >> oh! >> for 75 years, march madness has kept fans and players on the edge of their seats. >> the king of the dance. >> jimnant h noonts has seen a that in person. welcome. i was going to start by saying what's so great about the final four, but we saw what's great about the final four. >> you got me fired up. we're in the stretch drive of the nfl season. suddenly i'm charged about basketball in this special year. >> the season is underway. indiana's tops and duke is
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number two, as we look at the -- >> they could be when we get to indiana at the end run of this. myrtle beach m march madness culminates -- >> a huge fan -- >> georgetown. and you know he's a duke man. >> i know. >> perhaps wheel have your teams down in atlanta. >> is it too early to be talking about march madness? >> you know, i think this year -- i just -- i've taken the temperature on it. tis think there's a little more excitement than there's been in a long, long time. and this year i think it's going to get ratcheted up because of what you talked about, the 75-year celebration and all the different teams, all-time players, coaches, and fans getting jirntd active. i'm glad we're out here talking about it. you know, really captures -- i know it's down the road in march, but it's a tournament that brings the country together. i love it. >> having said that, let's talk about the nfl. >> yeah. you're going to be the lead
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announcer for the super bowl. we're going to be there. >> the cbs super bowl xlvii on february 3. you guys are going to be domiciled there in jackson square. hopefully you'll give me a guest shot as we lead up to game time. >> what's the biggest surprise this season? >> there are a lot of surprises. first off, a lot of people didn't know going into the year would peyton manning be all the way back. he has been putting together like another mvp-type campaign. he's won it four times. more than any player in the history. and the broncos are going to be very much part of the story when we get to the post season. last night was a huge game for our network side of it because we're the afc network. and with houston and new england playing and the patriots beating the texans, they're going to be played -- both but very likely be the one and two seeds. they could meet again. but that performance last night by the pay rots may have taken a big chunk of confidence out of the texans when, if they have to
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meet again. >> also part of the nfl story. you saw cover story on roger goodell and he faces that commissioner. and also incredible incident. >> it's been a rough two week stretch, first with the jovan belcher murder/suicide. and then that, of course, backed up this weekend with the drunk driving deaths down in glass with a cowboy player driving intoxicated and a teammate in the car jerry brown jr. dying in that accident. so it's been -- it's been really the last two saturdays have been really hard to get your mind around the whole thing. >> a tough challenge for roger goodell? >> there's one guy i believe could handle it. roger has always been committed to trying to really toughen up the whole sports landscape. and i think he makes decisions that transcend the nfl. you're right he's on the cover of "time" magazine. a lot of people are looking at his leadership. he's taking steps all the time, whether it's gun control, or
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players saying they're taking steps all the time. >> i've always thought that charlie rose has the best job. >> you're supposed to think that. >> but you know, you've got a pretty great job. i mean you get to do the masters. you get to do the super bowl. you get march madness. >> you think about a transition from news to sports. in case you didn't know. >> i know -- >> the masters, yes. >> we have all of those events plus the super bowl, march madness, and of course the masters, in a 63-day stretch coming up here shortly. >> this is about the ncaa and the final four and march madness and all of that. but looking at all sports your eyes have seen, what's the greatest moment? >> you know maybe, and i know you're going to be visiting with jack soon, but i happened to be there when jack nicklaus won his sixth and final green jacket back in 1986. i was a young pup, absolutely shaking in my boots calling the tournament at the age of 26. it was just magic. but there's so many. whether it's the super bowls.
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this will be my fifth one. or the final four. just want to remind everybody. we're going to get this whole 75 year celebration under way on the 29th of december. never too early to start thinking about march madness! around the bay area, we have a couple of patches of fog showing up inland. some of that thick stuff. otherwise, some sun coming up and looks like it's going to be a decent day with changes in the latter part of the day. chilly and 30s in the valleys, 40s and 50s elsewhere this afternoon, 50s and 60s for
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citi price rewind. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. a car with two people inside went over a cliff in daly city this morning. the car fell at least 400 feet just before 4:30 a.m. veering off highway 35 near olympic way. crews rescued one person who is now hospitalized. the second person was able to get out on his own. investigators are looking into an apartment fire in
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hayward. it started about 4 a.m. on dixon street. residents tell us someone threw something through the window of a neighbor's apartment setting the complex on fire. the fire department hasn't confirmed that. no one was injured. stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,, ,,,,
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good morning. let's take you towards san bruno. a van fire blocked a couple of the right lanes on northbound 101 approaching san bruno avenue. as you can see, traffic is really stacking up beyond burlingame. southbound is slow and go from 380. so 280 is going to be a much better option of. the nimitz 880 just started to slow towards downtown oakland. and the san mateo bridge backed up now in the commute direction leaving hayward heading towards the high-rise. that's traffic. here's lawrence. >> elizabeth, we are seeing some patchy fog. that offshore wind is gone. fog moving back in along the
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coastline now. let's take you outside, live look for you and yeah, looks like we are going to see that fog give way to some sunshine and mix of clouds throughout the day, 30s and 50s in the bay area. rain overnight and showers into wednesday, maybe more rain friday. ,,,,,,,,
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it is 8:00 a.m. welcome back to "cbs this morning." the fallout from the royal hoax continues. the nurse's family appears in public. now could a criminal investigation be far behind? and heisman trophy winner johnny manziel talks about the chaos in his life, and he means that in a good way.
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here's today's eye opener. >> the protests here in michigan popped up last week and they're only expected to get bigger. >> republican lawmakers expecting to make history passing a right to work law. >> the law could have an impact n other union heavy states. >> one thing is agreed upon in the fiscal cliff talks, not to discuss the details. >> the minute democrats hear entitlements are going to be cut, they want to know what they're going to get in return. >> the funnel cloud caught on tape in edgewater, florida, east of orlando. >> a stunning crime in one of manhattan's busiest neighborhoods. a man murdered in broad daylight execution style. >> what does the m.o. tell you. >> that somebody was working on this in a while. >> college basketball's greatest spectacle turns 75 and the ncaa is having a big celebration. >> it's a tournament that brings people together. i love it. >> because the drug smugglers are heading further north and
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further off shore. they're sending one for the boats and one for fuel. >> this is csi radio station to a. >> the family is grateful for all the support. >> they are extremely grateful to the public here in the united kingdom and throughout the world
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who has sent them messages of condolences and support of jacintha. a loving mother and wife. >> the duchess had to cancel an appearance due to morning sickness. back here in the states michigan lawmakers are set to pass a controversial right to work law. they're expected in the state capitol to rally against the legislation which would cut off a significant source of union money. elai elaine quijano is reporting. >> at issue is michigan's right to work legislation which would make it illegal to force workers to join unions or make financial contributions to unions. republican lawmakers say the measure is about attracting businesses and creating jobs, but opponents see this as an attack on organized labor.
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23 other states already have right to work laws, mostly in the south and west. michigan is one of the most heavily unionized states. the republican controlled legislature is expected to take action on the bill. for "cbs this morning," elaine quijano, lancing, michigan. >> they will reveal new details about the plane crash that killed jenny rivera. there are already serious questions about the plane and the man at the controls. >> reporter: remains of the deceased reportedly were removed for analysis monday. investigators scoured the crash site for pieces of the plane, but they will be looking at more than the wreckage according to former ntsb investigator. >> what did the pilots do over the last 72 hours?
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we're going to be looking at their schedule. were they fatigued. >> the reported ages of the pilot, 78, and his temporary license have come under scrutiny. faa records show the registered owner of the leerjet 25 built in 19 69d is starwood management llc of las vegas. the plane's history is one accident in 2005 when ntsb says the plane suffered substantial damage. >> certainly i'd be looking at the condition of the aircraft. we'd be looking at all the maintenance reports. >> just before the plane took off jenni rivera and her entourage took this picture. they were headed for taluca, mexico. less than ten minutes into the flight the plane was reported missing. 43-year-old jenni rivera was known as la gran senora, the grand dame.
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they have turned the plaza into a shrine. her family said they hold out a faint, almost desperate hope that she might still be alive. >> in our eyes we still have faith that my sister will be okay. we have no confirmation of her body being recovered. >> in a kidnapping they say at least they might get her back. for cbs this morning, bill whittaker, los angeles. >> funeral arrangements for jenni rivera are still under determined. they're headed to mexico. now for the complicated life of a cia official who tracked down osama bin laden. there's a reported backlash. according to the washington post the undercover operative who tracked osama bin laden has been passed over for a promotion. the newspaper reports that she sent e-mails to colleagues saying they didn't deserve to share any credit and she is
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being investigated for her contact with the film makers. from the battle inside the cia to the seemingly never ending battle over obesity. after 30 years of children getting fatter obesity rates are starting to go down. big cities like new york and nebraska reported small drops in childhood obesity rates. that is according to the robert wood johnson foundation. experts say it is the first sign that childhood obesity can be reversing. the 2012 america's health rankings find americans are living longer thanks to medical is hoping a multi-year
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deal with beyonce estimated to be worth $50 million, you could buy a lot of baby cloefts, her face will be found on limited edition pepsi cans starting early next year. is it just me or do we think a cans with beyonce's face is going to taste better? i'm a big fan of beyonce? >> yeah, that's quite a deal, $50 million. >> i would buy all the cans. go, her. >> here's one driver who apparently doesn't need a map but maybe a leach an animal trainer taught monti to drive. he looks at home behind the
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wheel. with modified controls he can put the car in this was a landmark year for
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our partners at cnet cover the tech world 24/7 and every year they have the cnet 100, that's the people, the products and the stories that our partners at cnet cover the tech world 24/7. every year they have the cnet 100. that's the people, products and stories that changed your life. >> cnet editor at large is here to reveal the top choices. welcome. >> thank you. >> what is the top choice? >> number one in terms of product, let's start there. physical, tangible things you can hold is this samsung galaxy snchtsz smartphone. it's the hero phone for android. before that everyone said there was the iphone, a bunch of android phones. now you can name. you can say, do you have an iphone or galaxy. h . >> how does it compare with the iphone 5. >> bigger screen, better camera, all the things before the iphone 5 got there. >> i didn't think it was possible. >> equal it. they've at least done that. >> i'm an iphone 5 user, this is
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troy. thank you, charlotte. >> got a name. >> i'm trying to make the transition from the iphone to the blackberry. >> a lot of folks are ambidextrous. >> i'm wondering. >> the keyboard on the blackberry, there's nothing you can equate that to on a touchscreen phone. i'm the same way. >> is blackberry in your list in the top ten? >> not even close. >> microsoft is? >> microsoft is. microsoft windows 8 is a huge thing. microsoft windows has missed the boat on a tablet. they have a phone, nobody cares. the market reality right now. this windows 8 is their last best hope to become players on tablets, smart phones, stay of course on computers and bring the xbox in together with all those other products. that is their game. they have to execute on it next year. >> people aren't carrying about the surfers. >> it's not caring. people don't care. it's the first tablet that can replace your laptop. we're big fans of it, but the sales numbers are very tiny. >> who's the most influential
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leader or person? >> probably going to go down to our person of the year in the 100, tim cook at apple, because of two things. apple remains so incredibly influential. this legal case which is our top story of the year, samsung versus apple. they're trying to get a couple dozen samsung products banned. this was a watershed moment. it was also very clearly indicating that the world is not about apple versus samsung. it's like apple versus google. they went after samsung to spook the herd that uses the samsung platform. >> what about telephones and smart phones? amazon thinks about getting into the phone business. google is into the phone business with motorola. >> phones and tablets are it. we think of them as the fringe device. by later next year tablets will outsell pcs, i mean macs and
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windows. it's phones and tablets and everything else is a rounding error. >> i still have that little purple flip phone. does that make me a dinosaur. >> you can sell that on ebay as a collectible. >> what do you make of the ipad mini? the smaller one. >> it's the best of the little tablets. such a luxury, high engineer. i carry this cheaper, google, smaller reason. it fits into my jacket pocket. >> let me see it. >> a little too large. >> i have the same problem. you can't put the mini in this. but you can put it right here. that solves the problem. >> that's your middle ground. >> exactly. >> you guys could get a man purse. >> charlie, you could get a man purse. >> yeah. >> then you can carry -- >> a big enough one you can carry anything. >> brian, did you bring us some christmas present?
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>> that's the problem with this job. people say, what do you got? the whole list is at cnet.com/cnet100. this is my favorite story of the year. we look back and say where are we going as a society by looking at this technology. it's been a year about mobile. and it's here to stay. >> is there something tim cook has to do to really make his mark in your opinion? >> apple needs their next big wow product. where's the next ipad, iphone, even mac book air. they're very derivative. >> you don't mean their stock price? >> it's interesting. the tim cook ear rrera, a year change, up 100 books. glass half full, glass half empty. no one is going to say he was the product guy that steve cook was. >> this is not a product but i question about ce 00s. what's happening to social media and to facebook after the ipo and then all the questions about facebook? >> the facebook ipo is on our
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list of one of the big washouts of history let alone the year. that ipo was one that got a lot of people soured on this idea of all the social media worth it. the zynga story has been a watchout. this is a trend that's not going away. >> always good to see you even when you don't have gifts. >> thanks. >> grammy winning singer is joining us next. we'll tell you why he thinks one book is so important he's giving it away. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by lifestyle lift. find out how you can light up your life.
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griego with your cbs-5 news headlines... one person is in the hospit, went 400 feet over >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. it's 8:25. i'm michelle griego with your cbs 5 news headlines. one person is in the hospital after a car went over 400 feet over a cliff in daly city this morning. another passenger has only minor injuries. this happened along highway 35 near olympic way. this afternoon the contra costa county board of supervisors will take up a proposal to close as many as
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four fire stations. this follows the failure of a parcel tax called measure q, which did not get the necessary two-thirds support of voters. now, there's a $3 million shortfall. the stations that could close are in walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette. later this morning, search crews in vallejo will use special sonar equipment to try and find a missing man. police believe 77-year-old phillip mattingly of fair oaks fell into the mare island strait. he was last seen on saturday afternoon working on a tugboat on the east shore of mare island. since then, divers and coast guard boats have searched the waters but have found nothing. stay with us, traffic and weather coming right up. ,,,,,,
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reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. good morning. conditions are still busy on westbound 92. if you are trying to cross the san mateo bridge, you'll notice it is jammed solid past hayward all the way towards the high- rise and out towards foster city. now, if we go to our maps, it looks like people may be avoiding the san mateo bridge southbound 880 and we have a long line of brake lights as well heading towards the dumbarton bridge. and highway 84. this accident northbound 101 approaching san bruno avenue, that is now cleared out of languages off to the right-hand shoulder. but it is still stop and go from 92 and the golden gate bridge you can see that fog rolling in and chp has issued dense fog advisories for the benicia bridge and the carquinez bridge. that's a check of traffic. for more on your foggy conditions, here's lawrence. >> we have patchy fog around the bay area, managed to find some sunshine on you, our mount vaca cam looking good. down below there is fog in the central valleys and north bay
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valleys, too, and out over the bay. 30s and 40s in most spots. by the afternoon, we're talking 50s and 60s, clouds likely to be on the increase, especially in the north bay. rain developing tonight and then sliding across the rest of the bay area into tomorrow morning. ,, ,,,,,,
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here to present the top ten leader, heisman trophy winner, freshman quarterback johnny manziel, ladies and gentlemen. [ applause ] >> okay, ladies and gentlemen, top ten perks. these are extra benefit of winning the heisman trophy. >> i'll probably be the only heisman winner at my high school reunion. >> i think there's a pretty good chance of that. number two --
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>> get to appear on "letterman" in the same city as my favorite show, "late night with jimmy fallon." >> wait a minute! [ applause ] >> and the number-one perk of winning the heisman trophy, ladies and gentlemen -- >> my passport photo looks like this. [ laughter ] >> he has a sense of humor already. >> yes. >> we like this guy. welcome back to "cbs this morning." johnny manziel is the first freshman to be named college football's best player. >> the texas a&m quarterback says winning the heisman was a lifelong dream. he talked about his record-breaking season. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. manziel was battling a cold when we spoke with him. he still has one more college exam left and has a bowl game to get ready for. he was open and honest in our conversation. at 20, his life just changed forever. >> johnny manziel. [ cheers ] >> reporter: when you just made
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history on this stage, it takes a little time to sink in. >> wow. >> reporter: have you come down from the high yet? are you riding the wave? >> somewhere in the middle. chaos. absolutely chaos. >> reporter: johnny manziel told us things really seemed to change for him after he led his team to a stunning upset of defending national champ alabama in november. which bolted him atop the heisman watch list. >> how about that? >> i tried to tune out the sports center, tune out all the media and all the stuff that was going on that was labeling me as a heisman favorite or whatever it was. so from there i tried to make sure to keep doing the same thing you've been doing all year. >> reporter: unfortunately that meant missing highlights of a true sport passion. no, not football. in this case, basketball. when did you become such a big basketball fan? >> probably when i got to college. in high school my dad didn't let me play because baseball --
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baseball was the thing that i did. and football and then baseball and basketball was in between. it was hard to fit them in. so whenever i got to college and the rec center was there, go four times a week, three, four times a week. >> everybody's talking about you and football and you're secretly trying to watch as much basketball as you can. >> love basketball. i could watch games all night. >> reporter: manziel knows that his playing future is on the field. he's only one year in. >> things this year have been beyond what i ever thought they would be as far as teamwise and individual. so coming back next year, just going to be fun to go out and play and know that i have three more years left. it's such a blessing and great opportunity to have three more years to play a game that you love. >> do you want to play all three of those years? >> if that's -- tell all be a decision that will be made down the road sometime. if the nfl does call, you have to look at that. >> reporter: one of the knocks on him when he does hit the pros is bound to be his size.
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6'1" is not considered ideal. manziel seems unphased. >> not all about five anymore, you don't have to be 6'5" and be a great pocket passer. you can be like rg3 and russell wilson and have success. >> that said, the running quarterbacks, you expose yourself to more injuries potentially. rg3 was just hurt. do you think about that? >> i do. there's a time where you need to know to get what you can get and try to be as smart as possible. you can't protect yourself every single time. but if you look at michael vick, he takes a lot of shots and probably times where he should just -- know when you cut your losses, you get what you can get and you get down. >> reporter: when you're out there, how much of this is ad-libbed, and how much of this is planned? >> i think i go into every play with a plan. from there if the defense wins, they get a good coverage from there. it almost just takes over, almost just natural for me to play the way that i do. >> freshman quarterback johnny
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manziel. ladies and gentlemen. >> reporter: the attention manziel is receiving right now which he's reminded of every time he looks at this trophy. what about this has surprised you the most? >> i guess all the stuff that comes with it and all the people that kind of come with it. there's family that kind of -- kind of -- talk to you every now and then at christmas. now they're calling every week. friends from the woodwork. everybody coming back. >> reporter: when those people come out, you know the people that are true friends are the ones that were there from -- >> start to finish. start to finish. >> wow! interesting. he has great presence. >> he does. >> how good is he? >> he's great. i mean, statistically he had the best college football season ever. more yards than cam newton did in his final season. listen, he's 20 years old. he's a registered freshman. this is all so new for him. keep in mind, he was not a favorite for the heisman when the season began. this all just kind of blew up
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after the alabama game which was -- a month ago now. >> yeah. that's why -- >> he became the favorite. >> that's why i'm fascinated. here he is at 20, he's reached his lifelong dream. clearly he's impressive on the field. what's he like off the field, this guy? >> he's a good kid. i mean, he hasn't been talked to by everyone and told what to say. so he's open and honest. and will talk to you. he enjoys the conversation. he wanted to talk more about basketball. i think everybody's asking about football so much he wanted to chat about the nab a little bit. any ref that he finds, i think -- any rest that he finds, i think from the madness, is something he likes a lot. >> speaking of respite, he has a girlfriend, doesn't he? >> he does. i'm told -- he is definitely the center of attention right now in more ways than one. and listen, he is going to have a very interesting time trying to handle all of this. as he moves forward here. by the way, he's still got this bowl game, cotton bowl. >> he seems to have the presence
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to handle this. >> he does. and a sense of humor, too. talked about picking up the heisman. he said, they asked me to raise it above my head. i didn't know -- >> is it heavy? >> 25 pounds. >> any talk about turning pro? >> he has to stay in college for at least one more year. he's registered -- this is technically his second year in college even though one year of playing. he has at least one more year. i think it becomes an evaluation process after that. there's quarterbacks who stayed in, you know, maybe too long, and quarterbacks who stayed in for the full four years and did great. andrew luck. >> yeah. >> i think that -- >> a lot of these kids who come in college are really getting really good in the pros right away. >> this year -- >> they don't have the aaron rogers thing where he had to wait. >> this year has been an extraordinary year for nfl quarterback rookies that is. rg3, russell wilson. it doesn't always -- >> cam newton last year. >> right. that doesn't always happen. they've struggled at times. i think, listen, they'll have a
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difficult decision to make. >> good for him, i say. anything he needs to handle, his girlfriend will help him through it. she's already telling him to go back to back -- congratulations to johnny manziel. really like him. thank you. a grammy-winning music star -- good interview. she's on a mission to transform education. now john legend is on the left, deborah kenny on the right, in case you were confused. they're working together. they're with us next on,,,,,,,,,
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♪ i see john legend's fingerprints all over that. the song "we rise" written by
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nine-time grammy winner, that would be john legend. he also inspired the title of deborah kennykenny's memoir "bo rise." the story of one of the most influential educators. now john is donating tens of thousands of copies of the book to america's teachers for the holidays. nice, welcome to you two. >> good morning. >> john, i know you know a good book when you see one. i also know you're a cheerleader for deborah kenny and what she does at the harlem academy. education a really personal thing for you. how come? >> i know it meant a lot it me and still means a lot it me that i was able to get a good education. and i know that too many kids in this country aren't able to get one. for this country to believe in the american dream, to believe in opportunities for everybody, we've got to make sure that an opportunity start when they're children and they have the ability to go to a good school. and for too long i think we accepted the excuse that we just couldn't educate kids that live in poor communities. that they have these kinds of disadvantages. there's no way we can teach
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them. but teachers and principals and school leaders like deborah kenny around the country are proving that's not true. and that we can do a lot better. my mission is to amplify their efforts, talk about them, and help fund them and do what i can to make sure it continues. >> you talked about teachers and rock star teachers are made. you can become rock star teacher. >> that's right. >> not born that way. >> that's right. you know, we -- i think around the country, we talk a lot about evaluating teachers. but what we really have to focus on is supporting and developing teachers. it takes a lot of practice. and it takes a lot of time and mentoring and co-planning lessons, analyzing your lessons. deconstructing wat happens, figuring out how to do it better next time. teachers need a lot of support in order to master the craft. i think that there's really a responsibility we have to take
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as school principals and leaders to create a school environment that gives a lot of time, a lot of support and the colleagues collaborating together. when teachers work in teams and given that support, they can truly become rock star teachers. it's not something that just walk in on day one. >> not a gift from the gods. >> we looked at the papers this morning, and there's another story about how u.s. students lag behind in math and science compared to other students around the globe. do you think there's national recognition about the importance of education in this country by business leaders, by other people, that they're changing things? is there still not a great enough awareness about the problem? >> i think the awareness is there. i think that -- that the problem is that we're not taking strong enough actions. you know, we need to take actions that are more forceful and radical. and not sort of compromise positions. >> like what? >> well, for example, school
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principals need to be empowered to hire and fire and build their teams. until you can do that, you can't nurture your team and really develop your team. and so we need to really get to the heart of the matter. >> i like when you say youment to create a magical environment. go ahead. >> i think it's interesting, the idea that everybody knows something's wrong with education in america. >> yeah. >> every governor, every mayor, every presidential candidate will say they're going to be reforming education and they're going to be strong in education. and we've been saying that for decades. but we have to do some hard things. we have to kind of shake up the status quo for that to happen. and a lot of people are afraid to do that. >> changing to music for a moment. when do you go back on tour? >> in the summer. i have an album coming in the spring. i'm almost done mixing it. i mean, done -- recording it. and we're mixing it now. >> i've heard you say that it's going to be the best thing you've ever done. you had to schocancel the tour because you were working so hard.
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>> every artist says the next album is going to be the best. but we really feel it. >> he's a perfectionist. very high standards. >> and i'm working with kanye, and he's a perfectionist, as well. so try to kind of come together and make it -- >> and you're planning a wedding, too, to -- >> yeah. >> on fire on twitter. she is hilarious. >> she is. >> smart. she can sometimes be a little raunchy. and sometimes she talks about you, john legend. >> yes, she does. >> how do you feel about that? >> it's fun. she's really good on twitter. >> there's a baby picture of you. she put that up and said, i, mean. everywhere you go, what? >> everywhere i go, people tell me how much they love my songs and how much they love my fiancee on twitter. so -- >> that's nice. >> nice thing. >> we're looking forward to the new album and glad so many teachers can get a copy of the book. >> and you have the announcement -- >> absolutely. we're giving this book away to teachers this holiday season. they can go to borntorisebook.com. >> thank you very much. thank you very much. >> thank you.
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nchlt afghanistan looking li lunar landscape. how this golf club and bowling alley are changing the way people live and learn. ,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,
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it keeps your recipes with you. ♪ [ applause ] >> great. want to say thanks to jimmy. >> yeah. >> like the shaker for the ketchup. that's awesome. people in afghanistan's capital don't have a lot of choices for recreation. now some popular american pastimes are available in kabul, too. clarissa ward shows where they go for some all-american fun. >> reporter: it has all the hallmarks of bowling alleys across the world. fluorescent lighting, heart-clogging snack food, and lots of people having fun. but at the strikers bowling alley in kabul, the security is tight, and the rules are a little different. >> we don't allow any sort of weapon inside the bowling alley. >> reporter: this 28-year-old was inspired to open strikers when she returned to her native afghanistan from canada for a visit in 2010. >> one month -- i didn't find
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any form of entertainment especially for families. >> reporter: she sold some of her family's land, spent $1 million building afghanistan's first-ever bowling alley. at $35 an hour, it's not a pastime that every afghan can afford. but strikers have become very popular with afghanistan's young middle class. and bowling is not the only sport that afghanistan has embraced. in 2004, muhammad abdel abdul reopened the kabul golf club which had been closed for some 25 years. >> i don't like walking -- golf is good. >> reporter: the fairways are not exactly manicured. this course is played entirely in the rough. that doesn't stop american golfers like fred haywood and jim armstrong from coming to play. >> it's just a nice day out of the city. it's fresh air and good walk.
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and you know, just fun to play with these guys. >> reporter: to play, you need a caddy and someone to chase your balls. there are no water hazards or sand traps, but there are dogs, cars, and on this day, an angry mob in the streets. do you think that you learned anything from playing on this course that will improve your game back home? >> absolutely. you play in this kind of rough terrain, there will never be a terrain as rough as this wherever we go in the u.s. >> reporter: for afghans, use of the golf course is free. foreign businessmen pay $20 a round. abdul was willing to give this reporter a first-time golfer, a lesson on the house. this is bad. follow through. nope. oh! okay. i think the humiliation is over now. both abdul and rahmani have concerns about what will happen to their sporting increase when nato troops pull out of afghanistan in 2014.
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but rahmani says she's proud to have made afghanistan the world's 91st country with a bowling alley. >> now that i see customers inside the alleys, a smile coming to their faces, that's -- it's a real hope for them that countr's changing for better. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," i'm clarissa ward, kabul. >> nice to see clarissa doing a story where she's not risking her life. >> yes. i bet the two of you would agree with the statement golf is good. >> yeah. >> even playing under those conditions, right? >> we'll see you on the fairway? >> no, i'll stick to the bowling alley. >> what knew that kabul had a golf course. not private -- >> a golf course. >> tomorrow. up next in washington tomorrow at a special location. see you then. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning. it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego with your cbs 5 news headlines. investigators are looking into an apartment fire in hayward. it started about 4 a.m. on dixon street. residents tell us someone threw something through the window of a neighbor's apartment setting the complex on fire. the fire department has not confirmed that yet. we do know no one was injured. >> another executive quit his job at the port of oakland
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after an independent investigation into expenses charged to the port. the probe found dozens of employees had questionable charges on port credit cards. a mysterious invasion along 12 miles of northern california beaches. thousands of squid washed up during high tide yesterday on miles of the monterey bayshore. researchers think they may have eaten toxic algae disorienting them e. patchy fog in the bay area. low clouds and fog at the beaches. ocean beach very cloudy right now. it looks like though as we head through the day we'll see a few more passing clouds but those will be some storm clouds. to the north you can see the cold front beginning to make its way toward northern california. those will be moving in a little bit later on today and overnight expecting the rain to start until the north bay and then spread to the south. molesly dry day, though. highs in the 50s and 60s. next couple of days, back to
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showers. maybe snow across our mountain peaks, as well. chance of showers on friday. maybe some more rain on sunday. we're going to check your "timesaver traffic" coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. we're still watching a traffic alert in the east bay. if you are heading towards the caldecott tunnel, this is going
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from oakland to orinda, there was a car fire in one of the bores so that right bore is still blocked. you can see it's actually causing a backup in both directions. but again, westbound bores are still open. also in the east bay, very slow and go heading towards downtown oakland. have a great day. ,,,,,,,,
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